Micro-dosing to Hero Doses: General Guidelines
May 09, 2023
It is important to note that the dosing of psilocybin should always be done with extreme caution and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional or shaman, as there are many factors that can affect the potency and effects of the drug. Additionally, psilocybin is illegal in many countries and jurisdictions, and its use should only be considered in legal and safe contexts.
That being said, here is a general dosing guide for psilocybin:
Micro-dosing: Micro-dosing typically involves taking a very small amount of psilocybin on a regular basis, such as every other day or a few times per week. The exact dosage for micro-dosing can vary depending on the individual, but it typically ranges from 0.1-0.5 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms or equivalent in other forms.
Low to moderate dose: A low to moderate dose of psilocybin typically ranges from 0.5-3 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms or equivalent in other forms. This dose can produce mild to moderate effects, including altered perception, changes in mood, and increased introspection. This dosage range is generally considered safe for most people and is often used in therapeutic settings.
High dose: A high dose of psilocybin typically ranges from 3-5 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms or equivalent in other forms. This dosage range can produce intense and potentially overwhelming effects, including intense hallucinations, altered sense of self and time, and profound spiritual experiences. This dose should only be considered by experienced users in safe and supportive settings, as it can be challenging and potentially dangerous.
Hero dose: A hero dose of psilocybin is typically considered to be 5 grams or more of dried psilocybin mushrooms or equivalent in other forms. This dosage range is not recommended for inexperienced users and should only be considered in highly controlled and supportive settings, as it can produce extremely intense and potentially overwhelming effects.
It is important to note that the dosing of psilocybin can vary greatly depending on the individual and the specific strain and form of the drug used. Additionally, the effects of psilocybin can be affected by factors such as the user's mental state, environment, and previous experience with the drug. As such, it is important to always start with a low dose and work up slowly under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional or shaman.
Here is a little more detail...
The following chart is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional guidance.
- 0.1 to 0.3 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms
- Typically taken every 2-3 days
- Effects are subtle and may include increased creativity, improved focus, and reduced anxiety
- 0.5 to 1 gram of dried psilocybin mushrooms
- Effects are still subtle, but more noticeable than a micro-dose
- May provide a slight mood lift and increased sensory perception
- 1 to 2.5 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms
- Effects are more pronounced and may include altered perception, heightened emotions, and changes in thought patterns
- May be suitable for therapeutic or spiritual purposes
- 3.5 to 5 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms
- Strong psychedelic effects, including intense visuals, profound alterations in consciousness, and profound emotional and spiritual experiences
- Recommended only for experienced users in a safe and controlled environment
- 5+ grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms
- Extremely intense and overwhelming effects
- Not recommended for most people, and only in a safe, controlled, and supportive environment with the guidance of a qualified practitioner.